When you’re about that keto life, it can start to feel like you’re swimming an endless river of meat and cheese.
That’s not always a bad thing (meatza has made a cameo in our dreams every night for the last year). But sometimes you start to miss the satisfying crunch of many carby snacks.
Healthy fats and proteins provide heaps more satisfaction when they team up with a crunchy cracker. And no matter how much we tap our heels together, repeat “crackers are a carb-free snack,” and will it to be true, most crackers aren’t exactly light on carbs.
If you’re craving that crunch but avoiding all bread-related shenanigans, these keto crackers are the saviors hiding under your meat.
Most are super simple concoctions involving a few ingredients and a short baking time. Let’s get crackin’.
No one on a keto snack quest can pass up pairing these with their cheese and meat.
Of course, we’re starting with the heavy hitters. A classic cracker recipe is a classic for a reason. These versatile crunchybois will pair with anything from veggie dip to almond butter.
And they’re not just versatile in terms of food pairings — you can also have fun with how the crackers themselves taste by switching up any of the spices.
If you’re feeling extra fancy about your crackers, use cookie cutters to create any shape you want. And if you’re new to the world of keto, don’t worry! We’ve got your back.
For just the right amount of satisfying crunch, look no further than these flaxseed crackers with fresh rosemary and sea salt. Their nutty flavor bounces beautifully off any creamy cheese or dip, and they bake to percussive crispiness in less than 15 minutes.
They should become a staple in any keto kitchen. Well, whaddayaknow? Snacking just became fun again.
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Sometimes your mouth is saying “crackers,” but your heart is saying “cookies.”
There’s something about graham crackers that immediately brings to mind eating s’mores around a campfire and watching Uncle Billy fail at opening a beer bottle with his teeth.
While marshmallows don’t quite fit into keto’s master plan, you can still get in on some parts of the campfire tradition.
These sweet, crunchy grahams are almost like a cross between a cracker and a cookie, so they’re the perfect low carb sweet treat for any keto warriors who miss both.
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These subtly sweet crisps are perfect with morning coffee or afternoon tea. Treat them like a keto shortbread.
They’re made with low glycemic sweetener, butter, and a mixture of almond and coconut flours.
Cook them until they reach a state of golden-brown loveliness, and then pair them with a steaming mug of coffee. If that sounds like the perfect morning to you, too, we can definitely still be friends.
You might be in a full-blown cookie mood, and we’d never blame you for that. Here are our favorite keto cookie options.
Cheeses on cheesy crackers. Cheese on cheese on cheese. Sounds like a job for us.
POCKET. PIZZAS. Say it out loud now, and savor the words.
OK, so they’re not quite pizza. But who’s about to turn down a snack that tastes just like pizza? Not I, and not my sensible friend Jeff, who also likes pizza. Everybody thinks he’s cool for that reason alone.
These two-ingredient crisps are made from mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Take these pizza bites everywhere with you. The catch? There is none. Let me reiterate:
When hunger strikes, you’ll be ready to strike back — with a pocket full of pepperoni crisps, a satchel full of hope, and a backpack full of more pepperoni crisps.
We found some recipes that you’d never believe are low carb, including a pizza made out of chicken.
If you’ve ever seen someone trying to scarf down a whole box of Cheez-Its in the line for airport security, you know just how irresistible they can be. But folks following a keto diet have to rule out this all-encompassing sensory experience.
Meet the humble, keto-friendly cousin of the Cheez-It. These coconut flour-based crackers taste identical but leave out the extra carbs.
The fresh basil in the dough adds depth and flavor. Bringing these crunchybois to a party will communicate the following to your non-keto pals:
- Yes, you totally still get to eat fun food.
- Also yes, you’re the absolute boss at making it.
- By all means, feel free to stand near the crackers and look cooler than everyone else at the shindig.
- Fine, I’ll tell everyone you’re my plus-one.
- No, you can’t have any crackers — you have to earn your way up to that. We’ve only just met.
If you haven’t had enough yet, take a deep dive into cheese.
Butter is a keto baking staple, and it gets its Hodor moment with this ridiculously versatile recipe.
You can roll these crackers as thick or thin as you want — just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly. And they can sit underneath aaaaaaaany keto-friendly meat, cheese, or veg that enters your face with its head held high.
Full of healthy fats, these have just 1 gram of net carbs for every four crackers you eat. Feel free to chow down on these to your heart’s content. Beileve us, you’ll want to.
We found a heap of keto-friendly snack options to keep you going.
Keto isn’t all cheese, you know…
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Grab almond flour, flaxseeds, and sea salt, and you’re set.
They’re a breeze to make and a great option for those plucky few taking a break from dairy (sorry, cheddar — it’s not you, it’s us).
You won’t believe there’s no butter in here.
Following a keto plan can be a challenge at first. But finding fun ways around the restrictions is part of the joy.
These crackers are bound to help you put the crunch back into your lunch and take the stress out of cooking for people who aren’t on a low carb diet.
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